michelis, who campaigned openly -- with michele rhee, who campaigned openly for his opponent. >> when you cut our budget by $21 million, you did not call me to ask me whether it was okay to cut summer school or not. wait a second. >> this is a public process. a vote is taken and it became the law of the district of columbia. >> after an hour and 20 minutes of meeting today, they appeared together. gray walked to the camera, speaking, while rhee kept her distance, body language looking uncomfortable. afterward, reporters pursued rhee out of the building.